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Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Notice a theme with this week's recall roundup? This is a big week for the Takata recall, which began because some of their airbag inflators started exploding in clouds of shrapnel, rather than, you know, inflating an airbag. Now, Takata's finally issued a recall of its own. The company is still compiling the full list of vehicles; all we know for now is that this recall will affect a staggering 34 million vehicles in the United States.

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The 2016 Ford F-150 Hank Hill Edition: Powered by Propane

The automaker is opening up its platform to alternative fuels.

Do you like propane and propane accessories? How about compressed natural gas (CNG)? Both of these fuels are being used as alternatives to gasoline, and the aftermarket is rife with ways to retrofit your ride. Factory options are fewer and farther between, but Ford's always been a proponent of these fuels. Now, after a one-year hiatus, Ford's CNG/propane option will once again be available on its F-150 pickup.

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Recall Roundup: FCA's Wires and Tape, GM's Hoses, Ford's Latches, VW's Fuel Pumps

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Ford's got a pesky issue on its hands. This new recall, which affects nearly 400,000 vehicles, is not the first time Ford's had to recall cars for their door latches. This is actually Big Blue Oval's third door-latch recall this year. A broken pawl spring tab is to blame. If you own any of the following vehicles, take extra care in opening and closing your door until you can get to the dealer: 2012-2014 Ford Fiesta, 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ.

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Recall Roundup: Seven Different Recalls from Six Different Automakers

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

GM's second recall affects 52,930 units of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks. The affected vehicles may have improperly installed seat frame attachment hooks. In the event of an accident, this may cause the seat frame to separate from the vehicle, although the automaker has not received any reports stating that this has happened.

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Recall Roundup: Five Recalls From Ford, and One From Land Rover

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

As other automakers have done in the past couple weeks, Ford is recalling some vehicles over an issue with their nickel-plated fuel pumps. The affected vehicles, totaling 50,157, might experience an engine stall when the fuel pump's nickel plating causes the pump to seize. There isn't a mention of the supplier of these pumps, but it's very similar to BMW and VW recalls that centered on Bosch pumps.

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Recall Roundup: Mini Airbags, VW Ignition Switches, Nissan Airbag Inflators, Audi Sunroofs

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Volkswagen is recalling almost 21,000 2009-2010 Routan minivans over concerns with their ignition switches. The key might be easily knocked out of the Run position; if that happens, several safety systems might disappear, including the airbags, power steering, and power brakes. This isn't technically Volkswagen's recall, because the Routan was built on the Chrysler Town & Country architecture, and that van has already been recalled by FCA itself.

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